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October 10, 2007

The Shoe Market

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Shoe comic strip, stock market — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am



  1. You’re my new favorite blog.

    Comment by Grace — October 10, 2007 @ 12:08 am

  2. I thought it was pretty funny. It reminds me of the scene from “support your local sheriff” where during the gold rush the price of beans at emmas tasty food emporium changes prices between mouthfuls of grub. That is basically what the stock market does.

    Comment by theScoundrel — October 10, 2007 @ 12:14 am

  3. I’m just not sure why the sandwich should gain so much before the close of the day… …unless the Virgin Mary appeared in it, of course…

    It just occurred to me: Could this be an obscure joke about open-faced sandwiches? As in – it was under $5 open, but as soon as she closed it, the cook wanted $7? Naaa… You don’t suppose, do you?

    Comment by RonObvious — October 10, 2007 @ 5:28 am

  4. This one seems obvious to me. The “Stock Market Cafe” has food prices that work like stock prices — changing prices during the day.

    Comment by Powers — October 10, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  5. I understood it as “had closed the previous day” when the sandwich cost $7. Now they’re selling a day-old bacon sandwich at a discount price.

    Comment by Rammy M — October 10, 2007 @ 9:00 am

  6. I agree with Powers, this one seems obvious. The sandwich prices change like, and possibly with, the stock market.

    Comment by Julie — October 10, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  7. i agree w/4&6.

    Comment by dogslol — October 11, 2007 @ 2:37 am

  8. This is like the SATs, where increased intelligence causes greater confusion rather than an easier time with the question.

    If you were slower on the uptake, you’d have thought that *news* of a cafe’s opening would be the announcement of a brand-new enterprise, rather than opening for daily business. That would set up the punchline where “open” is used with its Wall Street meaning, instead. I don’t think they meant it to be any deeper than that.

    Or, that’s my take on it after way too much thought.

    Comment by Arthur — October 11, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

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